Fonds GB 0210 MSUCABER - University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Manuscripts

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University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Manuscripts


  • [1600] x [1903] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

59 vols

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Name of creator

Administrative history

The University of Wales, Aberystwyth was established in 1872.

Archival history

This group of manuscripts was collected at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth during the forty years immediately preceding the establishment of the National Library of Wales in 1909. Some of the manuscripts (e.g. NLW MS 695) were acquired by the College during the period when Thomas Charles Edwards (1837-1900), himself a collector of books and manuscripts, was Principal. The group was one of many which the owners or collectors had agreed to transfer to the National Library of Wales if and when the projected institution was established at Aberystwyth.

Transferred from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1909.

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Scope and content

A collection which includes Welsh and Irish poetry; a translation of the psalms from Latin into Welsh; Welsh sermons; papers relating to the founding and early days of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; material relating to Ann Griffiths and to Richard Robert Jones ('Dic Aberdaron'); original literary manuscripts; notebooks and journals; miscellaneous transcripts; etc.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 641-699.

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Language of material

  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Related units of description

Associated with the UCS MSS are the Crosswood (Mont.) MSS, which comprise the Gwallter Mechain, Ifor Ceri and Frances Althea Trevor MSS (NLW MSS 1641-1952); the Owen Jones of Llansantffraid MSS (NLW MSS 2641-79); the William Floyd MSS (NLW MSS 3641-4252). See also the Celynog MSS (NLW MSS 527-92) and the Lewis Morris MSS (NLW MSS 600-8).

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: University College of Wales, Aberystwyth Manuscripts.